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in opposition. the budget debate has even gained president obama's attention. >> what he sees happening in wisconsin, making it harder for public employees to collectively bargain, seems more like an assault on unions. >> reporter: it is an emotional issue in the state that gave birth to public worker unions 75 years ago. >> to take a and throw away the contract, to say that it's balancing the budget is bull crap. >> reporter: but new republican governor scott walker says he was hired to fill a $3.6 billion budget hole and his plan is saving 5,500 state worker jobs. >> this is a fraction of what most people working class, middle class citizens in the state are paying in terms of what we're asking for. >> reporter: the republicans say they have the votes. they need one democratic senator to come back. but, for now, all of them remain out of state in seclusion. cynthia bowers, cbs news, madison, wisconsin. >> joining us now from madison in wisconsin is the wisconsin governor, scott walker. governor, good morning. >> good morning, chris. >> we just hear from cynthia's report a second ago.
clings to power. hundreds of americans, meantime, trying to flee the nation, while president obama condemns the brutal attacks on demonstrators. >> suffering and bloodshed is outrageous, and it is unacceptable. >> we will bring you the very latest this morning from tobruk, one of several cities where opponents have taken over. >>> a left wing website gets wisconsin's republican governor to reveal his plan for putting pressure on the big unions. we will hear that tape, and the governor's reaction. >>> and back in the water. one year after seaworld trainer was drowned by a killer whale, the live shows at the parks are finally set to return. but questions remain, even with new rules put into effect. we'll speak with a former trainer about the tragic incident, and what's now being done to ensure their safety. "early" this thursday morning, done to ensure their safety. "early" this thursday morning, february 24th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> and good morning on this thursday. i'm erica hill. >> and i'm chris wragge. we're going to talk this morning about the situation in libya, w
>>> good morning. spending showdown as the balgtsd over president obama's budget heats up, a new poll finds that americans aren't convinced we're on the road to recovery. we'll have more poll results and head to washington for the latest on the looming battle for your tax dollars. >>> wave of protests. the fight for freedom spreads from egypt across the middle east including iran with demonstrations, police crack down on protestors. we'll go live and tell you how the latest round could impact america. >>> and mystery illness. concern grows as the number of people who fall ill sky rockets to 170 at the playboy mansion and officials fear could spread even more. we'll tell you what's behind the outbreak early this tuesday we'll tell you what's behind the outbreak early this tuesday morning, february 15th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to the "early show" here on a tuesday morning. >> a beautiful day outside. a lot of people focused on work that's happening inside. >> all the attention right now on washington. the president unveiling his new budget. republicans taking ai
president obama condemns the brutal attacks on demonstrators. >> suffering and bloodshed is outrageous and it is unacceptable. >> we will bring you the latest this morning from one of several cities tobruk why gadhafi opponents have taken over. >>> a left wing website gets the republican governor to reveal his plan to put pressure on the big unions. we will hear that tape and the governor's reaction. >>> and back in the water. one year after a seaworld trainer was drowned by a killer whale, the live shows are finally set to return to the parks but questions remain even with new rules in effect. we will speak with a former trainer about that tragic incident and what is now being done to ensure trainer's safety "early" this thursday morning, february 24th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning to you. it is 7:00 a.m. on the west coast. 10:00 here in new york. i'm erica hill. >> i'm chris wragge. good morning. >>> with all eyes on the turmoil in libya, we are hearing strong words from president obama. he says the violence must stop and attacks on demonstrators in his words, viol
clings to power. meanwhile, president obama says the transition to a new government must begin now. >>> caught on tape. four police officers in houston are indicted, and fired after video showing them beating a suspect is made public. we'll speak live to the activist who leaked the footage, and the attorney who's defending one of the officers charged. >>> and the ice bowl cometh. super sunday is nearly here and ice and freezing temperatures in arlington, texas, have pittsburgh and green bay fans feeling right at home. all that and more "early" this saturday morning, february 5th, all that and more "early" this saturday morning, february 5th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> the empire state building on yet another icy, cold, rainy day in new york city. >> a little overcast. good morning, welcome to "the early show," i'm rebecca jarvis. >> a lot to get to. it is, of course, day 12 of the crisis in egypt. this morning a dangerous stalemate, about 100,000 anti-government protesters remain in the heart of cairo, promising to continue demonstrations until egyptian president hosni muba
something that could be happening here. president obama revealed a lot in his memoirs. there were, i guess, two of them i guess before he ran for president. so certainly that could lay the groundwork. but i think, you know, what he said is that this is something that happens in life and that's why he included it in this book. and that he was just being forth coming about it. like you said, it's part of his life. i'm told by people who have seen the book that the first few chapters in his early life, the physical abuse, the sexual abuse, are very hard emotionally to read through, but once you get past that it's a very inspiring tale. >> jonathan allen, we appreciate your time this morning. thanks. >> take care. >> all right. now for more headlines, jeff glor is at the news desk. and let's check in with him now. >> chris, good morning to you. in wisconsin, a dramatic showdown between state workers and the governor today, as nearly two dozen school districts are closed down. workers held a sleep-in at the state house overnight, over a cost-cutting bill. >> this is wrong! this is wrong! >> tho
at those numbers. 48% of americans now saying they approve of how president obama is handling his job. that is a dip of 1% from last month. can you see there on the screen, 41% disapprove. those are two key numbers. but there are several more we need to get to this morning. senior white house correspondent bill plante has more this morning specifically on that looming battle over the president's 2012 budget plan. bill, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, erica. our cbs news poll shows americans are pessimistic about the economic recovery. 57% say they don't feel a recession is over or that recovery is under way. but the president's budget sees the glass as half full and based, in part on assumptions that the economy will continue to get better, although it still calls for some sacrifice. >> if we're going to walk the walk, these kind of cuts will be necessary. >> reporter: one solution most americans oppose increasing their taxes. our cbs news poll found 59% won't accept that as a budget deficit fix. mr. obama is suggesting some tax hikes, including an end to both the bush
, this is going to play out in very different ways in the various countries in the region. >> the obama administration has also seemed fairly quiet when it comes to bahrain. it seems we heard more about egypt. yet the u.s. has very specific, interest important interests there. talk to us a little bit about the response we've seen. >> absolutely. and i think what you're going to see is a bit of gradations from the obama administration, reacting more forcefully in some cases. in egypt's case. also with iran, the protests there, in tehran. and then, be a little bit quieter, perhaps, in places like bahrain, where interests are more spark. in bahrain we have the fifth fleet base there. bahrain has also served as a bulwark against iran. in many ways this is the first manifestation of the protests in the gulf monarchy. and so what we do with bahrain will be watched very closely by our friends in saudi arabia and the uae. >> an important test in many ways. juan zarate, thanks. >> thanks, erica. >> chris? >> in wisconsin today, republican lawmakers will try to force a vote on a plan to cut back
choice. they all went after president obama as a big government spendthrift with socialistic leanings. but they also all went off him on different grounds. that he does not fully appreciate america's greatness, and does not sufficiently defend it. from ex-minnesota governor tim pawlenty. >> mr. president, stop apologizing for our country. >> reporter: from former massachusetts governor mitt romney. >> i refuse to believe that america is just another place on the map with a flag. i believe that america is an exceptional nation. >> reporter: from former house speaker newt gingrich. >> this is an administration which doesn't even have the courage to tell us the truth about who wants to kill us. >> reporter: from real estate mogul turned reality tv star donald trump. >> that the united states has become a whipping post for the rest of the world. if i run, and if i win, this country will be respected again. >> reporter: this was a theme that was rarely heard last year when republicans won big victories centered on the unhappiness with the economy. and it's an open question whether it will
'll get reaction from president obama, and go live to cairo for the very latest on the massive demonstrations there. >>> police ambush. a brutal attack by a gunman is caught on surveillance tape as he exchanges gunfire with cops at point-blank range, inside a police station. well now the victims of the shooting are speaking out and being hailed as heroes. we'll speak exclusively in a live interview with one of them. >>> and lady gaga opens up. the pop sensation tells "60 minutes" about the pressures of being famous, and living her life in the spotlight. >> they want to see me fail. they want to see me fall onstage. they want to see me vomiting out of a nightclub. i mean, isn't that the age that we live in? >> we'll hear more from that exclusive interview as lady gaga and hollywood get ready for the biggest night in music, the grammy awards this weekend, "early" this friday morning, grammy awards this weekend, "early" this friday morning, february 11th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> these are live pictures of liberation square in cairo. hundreds of thousands of protesters e
at what role the u.s. may play in the transition. >>> budget battle. president obama unveils his spending package for 2012 today. promising to slash over $1 trillion in the next decade. republicans, though, say it is not nearly enough. we're at the white house this morning where that battle is just beginning. >>> and music's big night. ♪ i'm all alone and i need you now ♪ >> the grammy awards go country. lady antebellum taking home five trophies while some of the industry's biggest legends show everyone they still got what it takes. we have a look at the night's best performances and a complete roundup of the biggest winners "early" this monday morning, roundup of the biggest winners "early" this monday morning, february 14th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> and good monday morning to you, i'm erica hill. happy valentine's day. >> i'm chris wragge. happy valentine's day to you, as well. and to everyone at home. we have some royal wedding news here this morning. so apropos. the palace has just announced the royal wedding party. so we're going to get you some details on who the best
the streets of cairo as president obama says the time for change is now. we'll go live to cairo for the very latest on the demonstrations. >>> and lindsay larceny? the troubled actress could be hit with felony charges as early as today after being accused of stealing a necklace from a high-end jewelry store. we'll go live to los angeles for the latest on that case. and the possible jail time that lindsay's now facing. "early" this monday morning, lindsay's now facing. "early" this monday morning, february 7th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> and good morning on this monday morning. the day after the super bowl. i'm chris wragge. >> the bleary-eyed monday. i'm erica hill. good to have you with us this morning. we both stayed up late to watch the game. >> yes. >> you may have been watching more of the football than i was. >> i liked the ads, too. good football game. >> it was a good football game. which is what everybody wanted. whether or not you've got a team in the game. there were also some good ads. >> some great ads. >> the little darth vader kid is getting so much attention. and with
, as the obama administration negotiates with egyptian leaders to make that happen. we are live in cairo and in washington for the latest on those massive protests. >>> daring rescue. emergency personnel risk their own lives after an suv plunges off an oklahoma bridge into an icy river. we'll talk with two of the heroes to saved five passengers. >>> and super sunday. 30 seconds, $3 million. that's the going rate for this year's super bowl commercials as the pregame buzz heats up, we preview some of the most anticipated ads of the year, "early" this friday morning, anticipated ads of the year, "early" this friday morning, february 4th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> and good friday morning to you. thanks for being with us, i'm erica hill. >> and i'm chris wragge. once again we want to go back to cairo. show you images of that massive protest like we were talking about a few seconds ago. this day of departure. all the violence that we've seen all week long, this is really kind of the run-up to what you're seeing today. this is expected to be the largest protest in liberation square to
. in 2010 they were a little dispirited, barack obama didn't turn out to be the president they had hoped. well now they're quite energized and it's not about president obama anymore. it's about the threat to their benefits. >> let's talk about the gop for a second. the gop-controlled house over the weekend passed budget calling for $60 billion in cutting from federal programs right there. do rubs run a risk at all of a real political risk with such cuts that are going to affect so many millions of people? >> their first risk would be if they didn't pass such cuts because the tea party backers who sent them to washington want to see them deliver. so they've been able to do that. but in the long-term, yes, they do run up against the problem if people start to feel the squeeze and the pain the way union workers are feeling it in wisconsin, that gets them energized and they'll be energized to not like republicans. but those big cuts are not likely to pass, of course, because the democrats control the senate, and the president wouldn't sign such cuts into law. >> let me talk about the preside
announces he is staying in office until september. could pressure from president obama, however, push him out sooner? >> the people of egypt, particularly the young people of egypt, i want to be clear, we hear your voices. >> we are live in cairo with the very latest for you on the protests and on the efforts to get americans out safely. those two major stories, and much more "early" this wednesday those two major stories, and much more "early" this wednesday morning, february 2nd, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, i'm erica hill on this groundhog day. >> that's a nice shot from chicago right there. they were walking arm in arm a second ago. probably to stay warm. temperatures in chicago, i mean, we're talking 60 miles to 100-mile-per-hour winds, 25 foot waves on lake michigan alone. this weather system across the country has just been severe in so many different ways. >> lake shore drive at one point shut down there. they may have been holding onto one another to stay upright. the ice, it is so dangerous outside. >> let's go right to cbs news correspondent dean reynolds in
's president to step down immediately, as the obama administration negotiates with egyptian leaders to make that happen. we are live in cairo and washington for the latest on the developments in those massive protests. >>> daring rescue. emergency personnel risk their lives after a suv plunges off an oklahoma bridge into an icy weather. we talk to two who saved the passengers. >>> the pregame buzz heats up. we will look at some of the ads coming up. "early" february 4th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> a good friday morning to you. i'm erica hill to a live west coast edition of "the early show." >> good morning to you, erica. i'm chris wragge. we talk about the protests going in egypt the last few days. you're looking at close to 100,000 people and some reports have more than 100,000 people descending upon liberation square there. the reports the protests are somewhat orderly where the last few days it's been violate mob-like protesters. >> we want to begin in egypt. cbs news correspondents elizabeth palmer is in cairo with the latest and a front row seat to all o
and it was cold in dallas, frozen tundra made its way from green bay to dallas. >> before kickoff president obama sat down with bill o'reilly of fox news for a wide ranging interview which included the president's take on the ongoing conflict in egypt. bill plant has the details. bill, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the president gets to reach a large audience, topics range from frivolous to serious. this time egypt was at the top of the agenda. >> mubarak, is he going to leave soon? >> only he knows what he is going to do. here is what we know. egypt is not going to go back to what it was. >> reporter: mr. obama was asked about the banned opposition group the muslim brotherhood which met sunday with government officials. >> they are well organized and there restrains of their ideology that are anti-u.s. there's no doubt about it. but here's the thing we have to understand. there are a whole bunch of secular folks in egypt. >> reporter: the president seemed to enjoy sparring with fox's bill o'reilly who challenged him to respond to a "wall street journal" op-ed that called mr. obama a d
from president obama, though, push mubarak out sooner? >> to the people of egypt, particularly the young people of egypt, i want to be clear that we hear your voices. >> we are live in cairo with the very latest on those protests and on the efforts to get americans out safely. those two major stories and much more "early" this wednesday morning, february 2nd, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. we are live at 7:00 a.m. on the west coast. you are looking at live pictures now of the streets of cairo. we, of course, are following the situation in egypt very closely as we see more of unfolding than morning. >> lots of story of you unrest in liberation plaza as we bring you the pictures now. one of two major stories we are following. >> the military has said to the protesters there, look. it is time for you to go home. that came out this morning as more and more people we heard from our reporters on the ground continue to pour into liberation square. there have been reports of clashes. so we will update you on that story ahead. >>> exactly. we want to talk about the wea
and former republican presidential candidate john mccain met with president obama on wednesday. they discussed, among other things, the situation in egypt. senator mccain joins us this morning from capitol hill. senator, good to have you back with us today. >> thank you, erica. >> if you, i'm sure you were hearing and i know you've seen the reports this morning. we heard katie and we heard mark describe the scene on the ground there. how quickly the mood has shifted in liberation square, and in the country. i know that you and the president spoke yesterday in your meeting. afterwards you tweeted it's time for mubarak to go. is there anything more you feel the president should be doing at this hour to make this transition happen now? >> well, i think the president's statements and comments so far have -- i support them. and it's hard for me to, and i do not want to tell the president what he should do. but i do think that what a lot of us should be advocating for is an orderly transition. a government composed of the army, pro-democracy forces, and individuals that would keep th
>>> obama owe olive branch. the president reaches out into hostile territory and meets with the u.s. exam better of commerce urging the private sector to start hiring. but did wall street buy his message some we have reaction from big business. >>> remarkable reunion. she was taken from her hospital bed 23 years ago. now after reuniting with her biological parent, carlina white's father speaks out about picking up the pieces. >>> and robbery gone wild. two of the vastrangest stick up you will ever see. a thief calmly robs a store and apologizes while doing it. >> i really am sorry. if i ever get back on my feet, i'll bring it back. >> and in england, an elderly woman armed with just her hand bag takes on four men trying to rob a jewelry store. a lesson in that one for all of us. it's all caught on tape early this tuesday morning, february it's all caught on tape early this tuesday morning, february 8th, 201. captioning funded by cbs >>> and good morning to you. i'm erica hill on this tuesday morning. >> and i'm chris wragge. some of the stories we're here to talk about morning, fr
. but you could have a lot of people hurt in the process. >> president obama considering what he calls a full range of options, including sanctions. general, do you think those sanctions, though, are enough to quell this situation? >> well, i think you've got the first concern, of course, is the american embassy, american diplomats, their families. you could do noncombatant evacuation option, and try to use military force to pull out americans. but beyond that, the question is, what's the basis for action? what is it that we're trying to do? gadhafi has been recognized as the leader. he is not under indictment. you could put sanctions on. you could charge him with violations of things by the excessive violence and there. but first you have to build a basis for action, a legal basis. you have to bring your allies on board and then you have to decide what's the real purpose. i think, you know, the last option is to go after gadhafi and intervene in this conflict at this stage. >> they're talking about a military intervention. what would that look like to you, general? >> probably a nonco
obama did not turn out to be the president they hoped. >> let's talk about the gop controlled house that passed a budget calling for $60 billion cutting from federal programs. did the republicans run a risk of a real political risk with such cuts affecting so many millions of people? >> the first risk would be if they didn't pass such cuts because the tea party backers want to see them deliver. so they have been able to do that. in the long-term, yes, they run up against the problem, if people feel the squeeze and pain, that gets them energized and energized to not like republicans. the big cuts are not likely to pass because the democrats control the senate and the president would not sign such cuts into law. >> the president got himself into this situation calling it an assault on the unions, what is going on in wisconsin. is it smart for the president to get involved. >> the white house officials say this is the only thing the president said. he is trying to say everybody should sacrifice, but this is extra. they are asking union workers to do more. he doesn't want to become the
to libyan leader gadhafi fire on protesters in the capital. in washington, president obama orders sanctions against the war-torn country. >>> workers uniting. 50 rallies are planned in 15 states today, as organizers show solidarity with wisconsin state workers, fighting to preserve their right to collectively bargain for benefits and work conditions. >>> and, a twitter reunion. a homeless man learns to tweet, and he finds the daughter he has been searching for for more than a decade. we'll hear the amazing story. that and much more "early" this saturday morning, february 26th, that and much more "early" this saturday morning, february 26th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> on a saturday morning, the last saturday of february. good to say that. >> thank goodness. >> welcome to "the early show," i'm russ mitchell. >> and i'm rebecca jarvis. >> let's get to our top story. that is the revolution against libyan leader moammar gadhafi's 42-year dictatorship. gadhafi is losing control of his country, but still promises to fight to the end. in the streets of tripoli they're shooting at will. some
sleeping the republican-controlled house defied president obama and passed a bill to make sweeping cuts to federal spending. lawmakers worked into the early morning hours and the vote sets up the possibility of a government shutdown if a compromise is not reached. cbs news senior white house correspondent bill plante is at the white house with the latest. bill, good morning. >> good morning to you, russ. that's right. the cuts are deep and they do set up a confrontation. one of the biggest targets in this was the president's health care initiative. >> repeal we will, and defund we must. >> reporter: in a party line vote republicans voted to prevent any government agency from spending money to carry out provisions of the new health care bill. >> this amendment is adopted. >> reporter: it was just one of many votes connected with the spending bill which have deepened the divide between democrats and republicans, and pushed the government one step closer to a shutdown. >> we don't want to do that. we hope our republican colleagues don't want to do that. but if the posture that they take is
, as the regime's violent response to anti-government protests continues. president obama issued an executive order that slaps full economic sanctions against gadhafi, his family, and his regime. the sanctions include freezing the gadhafi family assets. meanwhile secretary of state hillary clinton is on her way to geneva this weekend to meet with members of a united nations human rights conflict. and all american citizens are now safely out of the country and the embassy has been temporarily shut down. here to discuss the sanctions is the senior fellow with the new american foundation and author of "how to run the world: charting a course to the next renaissance." good to see you. >> good to see you, russ. >> this is not gadhafi's first time to the sanction party. >> he's been in power for 42 years partially because sanctions are imposed on him to allow him to cement control over the country. we've seen this before, castro, the assad family in syria, and saddam hussein in iraq. so sanctions have a way of sort of isolating a regime, and entrenching it in power. so, unfortunately, the record, o
on this week's monster winter storm now blamed for at least 12 deaths. president obama has declared a disaster for the entire state of oklahoma and farther north, windchills below zero this morning. cbs news national correspondent dean remediynolds is in a snowyd chicago for us this morning. good morning, dean. >> reporter: good morning, chris. here in chicago. in a city where thousands remain without power. >> our house is freezing. >> reporter: on chicago's south side, beverly and michael allison are among the half million who lost power on wednesday. just as the outside temperatures plunged into the single digits. now, their only source of warmth are the coats and hats they wear to bed. >> my snow boots, and i have five layers of clothes on. >> oh, my gosh! >> reporter: the frigid temperatures and widespread power outages were lingering elements of the 2000-mile-long winter storm that brutalized 30 states this week. dumping snow and ice along its path from texas to new england. in milwaukee, three senior citizens died while clearing heavy snow. >> most wonderful man ever. ever. >> reporter:
will be on the table, including some jobs. which outraged democrats. >> over the last two years since president obama has taken office, the federal government has added 200,000 new federal jobs. and if some of those jobs are lost in this, so be it. we're broke. >> maybe so be it for him but not so be it for the people who are losing their jobs. >> reporter: and that fight is about this year's budget, for which republicans want to cut $100 billion. democrats are outraged. the president has threatened a veto because he says anything like that would mean cuts in military readiness. jeff? >> all right, bill, thank you. >>> the pentagon says general david petraeus is not leaving his job any time soon. the "times of london" had reported petraeus would be replaced as the top american commander in afghanistan by the end of this year. >>> it's official again, lance armstrong is retiring and this time he says he means it. the 39-year-old says he's quitting cycling again, calling it retirement 2.0. after a comeback attempt in 2009, armstrong won a record seven straight tour de france races. >>> and an inspiring
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